Post Subject: anyone else been following the wikileaks story?
Posted on: Dec 9, 2010
I have to admit, I've been following the wikileaks stories like a great thriller novel. I think the site in itself is great and finally delivers the degree of transparency that our government (US Govt) has been promising. But politics aside...
I thought it was worth bringing up since there has been so many cyber attacks lately as a direct result.
There have been reports of the Hacker Group ANONYMOUS temporarily crashing sites for Visa and Mastercard, there have also been numerous attacks on PayPal, Sarah Palin, and the group prosecuting Julian Assange.
It's really crazy to see how this has all come together. I thought I'd post a few links on the topic that have been making headlines today alone.
It seems this is likely in response to the arrest made earlier, they're backing down the DDoS attacks and calling for a large scale media campaign. Their new plan is to request that everyone pull they best and craziest parts of the Wikileaks that haven't gone soo public yet, and start posting them all over the web. They have a message that things will start at 9pm EST. I know I'll be following Digg like crazy to see what gets posted.
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
Following the arrest and Julian Assange making bail thanks for some huge global support, I thought this was a great article to post...
Here's an except, but i recommend reading the entire thing. It focuses on the dangers of censoring government criticism. On a side note, as a web developer, who's been working for a large news paper for the last couple years, i can't agree more just how dangerous of an idea this censorship would be..
"And so whatever you think about this controversy, it is clear that prosecuting Wikileaks would raise the most fundamental questions about freedom of speech, about who is a journalist, and about what the public can know about the actions of its own government," Conyers said.